The name Troy comes from an Irish Gaelic name meaning ‘foot soldier.’ Troy the dog was wandering on all four feet when he was picked up as a stray by animal control on January 31st. This one- to-two-year-old Labrador Retriever mix was timid but cooperative during his intake at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. Perhaps Troy knew that something was not quite right and that he needed help: he tested heartworm positive. Being heartworm positive greatly lessened his chances for adoption or rescue.
RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, Susan Blakeney, asked RADAR to help Troy with his heartworm treatment on April 24th. Troy was on the urgent list and To Love A Canine Rescue in Pennsylvania wanted to take Troy into their rescue if his heartworms could be treated first. RADAR was happy to help. Troy received his heartworm treatment on May 21st and 22nd.
We were told that Troy is comfortable and relaxed around other dogs and loves his canine friends. He loves being around people and being petted and brushed. Leash walking is all new to Troy, but another dog walking with him gets him moving. An owner who is willing to work with Troy and teach him how fun walks can be would no doubt see a tremendous benefit from their effort. Anyone out there looking for a mellow guy who is calm and gentle? All Troy needs is an understanding home, with consistent love and he will be your best friend ever! To see more photos of Troy, click here.
RADAR paid all $261 of the heartworm treatment costs for Troy.
UPDATE! All funds for Troy have been raised! Thank you!
If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Troy:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Wendi LeConey; Kathy O; Tina Muncy; Sandy Van Nostrand
If you are interested in adopting Troy, please contact To Love A Canine Rescue.
Added on June 2, 2019.